Jay-Z Says Working On Unreleased Joint Album With Beyoncé Was Like Couples Therapy

'Her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on.'

In his most candid interview yet, Jay-Z has opened up about his relationship with Beyoncé, revealing that they worked on music together following his infidelity.

Beyoncé’s 2015 release ‘Lemonade’ was seen as a semi-autobiographical account of her marriage, with not-so-subtle hints that her husband was guilty of being unfaithful.

He later alluded to this on his most recent release, ‘4:44’, which debuted earlier this year.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the 2015 Met Gala
Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the 2015 Met Gala
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Speaking to The New York Times Style Magazine, Jay-Z has addressed the matter with candour, admitting: The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.

Jay-Z also revealed that another album could have been released instead, telling the magazine that they were working on a record together.

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Speaking openly about how they worked on their relationship in the wake of his infidelity, the rapper explained: We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together.

Jay-Z later addressed his mistakes on the title track from ‘4:44’, with the lines: “And if my children knew / I don’t even know what I would do / If they ain’t look at me the same / I would probably die with all the shame.”

In June of this year, the couple welcomed their second and third children, twins Sir Carter and Rumi.

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